When I was kid my parents would drop us off at the trailhead with our packs.
They would wish us well and pick us up days later.
There wasn't cell phones for safety.
We had a first aid kit.
We had skills.
Chuck was with us on half of those adventures.
We introduced him to downtown Muncie this weekend.
I hadn't seen him in over 20 years.
Nothing has changed......
We are still brothers.
Everyone who shares libations with us is required to sign the cork.
Chuck signed it "Love the Wild, reconnected 2/28/14 after 20 years."
All images captured with a Leica M9 and 28mm Voigtlander Ultron.